Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Kingdom of Hawaii: January 1, 1790
Republic of Hawaii: January 1, 1894
Became territory: April 30, 1900
Became state: August 21, 1959

This is the rarest of all states to collect. While narrow gauge railways were built on several islands, certificates from only a handful of companies are known. Most railways that served the docks and sugar can plantations were never incorporated separately. Three companies are known to date from the Kingdom of Hawaii period.

Central element is a shield with stripes in two quarters and a ball on a staff in the remaining quarters. Rising sun beyond. King Kamehameha left, Liberty and flag right. Eagle bottom. On official seals, the state motto, Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono appears on a scroll at bottom.



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